[R] Help with Python, R and RPY

arcriswell mousie at arcriswell.com
Mon Mar 11 18:13:53 CET 2002

Hi All:

Walter Moreira wrote a small extension module for using the R programming
language from within Python. Tim Church's example at
http://www.cmat.edu.uy/~walterm/rpy was so compelling, I could not resist
installing it on my Linux Mandrake 8.1 box.

But I ran into problems.

I have installed on Mandrake 8.1 both python and R:



I have also checked on the location of R using R RHOME which returns

When I run

        python setup.py install

I get the following complaints,

[root at localhost rpy]# python setup.py install
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "setup.py", line 17, in ?
    get_config_vars()['OPT'] = '-DNDEBUG -g -O3 -Wall'
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/distutils/sysconfig.py", line 408, in
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/distutils/sysconfig.py", line 313, in _init_posix
    raise DistutilsPlatformError(my_msg)
distutils.errors.DistutilsPlatformError: invalid Python installation: unable
to open /usr/lib/python2.2/config/Makefile (No such file or directory)
[root at localhost rpy]#

What do I need to do???


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